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SF 4377

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 12:29pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; amending certain speed limits in school zones; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 169.011, by adding a subdivision; 169.14,
subdivisions 2, 5a.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.011, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 90a. new text end

new text begin Urban residential district. new text end

new text begin "Urban residential district" means an urban
district that consists exclusively or substantially of dwelling houses.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.14, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Speed limits.

(a) Where no special hazard exists the following speeds shall be
lawful, but any speeds in excess of such limits shall be prima facie evidence that the speed
is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful; except that the speed limit within any
municipality shall be a maximum limit and any speed in excess thereof shall be unlawful:

(1) 30 miles per hour in an urban district;

(2) 65 miles per hour on noninterstate expressways, as defined in section 160.02,
subdivision 18b, and noninterstate freeways, as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 19;

(3) 55 miles per hour in locations other than those specified in this section;

(4) 70 miles per hour on interstate highways outside the limits of any urbanized area
with a population of greater than 50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of
transportation;

(5) 65 miles per hour on interstate highways inside the limits of any urbanized area with
a population of greater than 50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of transportation;

(6) ten miles per hour in alleys;

(7) 25 miles per hour in residential roadways if adopted by the road authority having
jurisdiction over the residential roadway; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(8) 35 miles per hour in a rural residential district if adopted by the road authority having
jurisdiction over the rural residential districtdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (9) 20 miles per hour within a school zone, as defined in subdivision 5a, in an urban
residential district.
new text end

(b) A speed limit adopted under paragraph (a), clause (7), is not effective unless the road
authority has erected signs designating the speed limit and indicating the beginning and end
of the residential roadway on which the speed limit applies.

(c) A speed limit adopted under paragraph (a), clause (8), is not effective unless the road
authority has erected signs designating the speed limit and indicating the beginning and end
of the rural residential district for the roadway on which the speed limit applies.

(d) Notwithstanding section 609.0331 or 609.101 or other law to the contrary, a person
who violates a speed limit established in this subdivision, or a speed limit designated on an
appropriate sign under subdivision 4, 5, 5b, 5c, or 5e, by driving 20 miles per hour or more
in excess of the applicable speed limit, is assessed an additional surcharge equal to the
amount of the fine imposed for the speed violation, but not less than $25.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.14, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Speed zoning in school zone; surcharge.

(a)new text begin A local authority must establish
a school speed limit within a school zone of each public or nonpublic school that is located
outside an urban residential district based on speed limit guidance and studies. No engineering
and traffic investigation is required. The school speed limit must be at least ten miles per
hour below and not more than 30 miles per hour below the otherwise established speed limit
on the affected street or highway.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) or subdivision 2, anew text end local deleted text beginauthoritiesdeleted text endnew text begin authoritynew text end may
establish a school speed limit within a school zone of a public or nonpublic school deleted text beginupon
the basis of an
deleted text endnew text begin. Nonew text end engineering and traffic investigation deleted text beginas prescribed by the commissioner
of transportation.
deleted text endnew text begin is required. The school speed limit under this paragraph must not be less
than 15 miles per hour and not be more than 30 miles per hour below the otherwise
established speed limit on the affected street or highway.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end The establishment of a school speed limit on any trunk highway deleted text beginshall be withdeleted text endnew text begin requiresnew text end
the consent of the commissioner of transportation. deleted text beginSuchdeleted text endnew text begin Thenew text end school speed limits deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin
are
new text end in effect when children are present, going to or leaving school during opening or closing
hours or during school recess periods. deleted text beginThe school speed limit shall not be lower than 15
miles per hour and shall not be more than 30 miles per hour below the established speed
limit on an affected street or highway.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The school speed limit deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end effective upon the erection of appropriate signs
designating the speed and indicating the beginning and end of the reduced speed zone. Any
speed in excess of such posted school speed limit is unlawful. All such signs deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be
erected by the local authorities on those streets and highways under their respective
jurisdictions and by the commissioner of transportation on trunk highways.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For the purpose of this subdivision, "school zone" means that section of a street
or highway which abuts the grounds of a school where children have access to the street or
highway from the school property or where an established school crossing is located provided
the school advance sign prescribed by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
adopted by the commissioner of transportation pursuant to section 169.06 is in place. All
signs erected by local authorities to designate speed limits in school zones deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end conform
to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Notwithstanding section 609.0331 or 609.101 or other law to the contrary, a
person who violates a speed limit established under this subdivision is assessed an additional
surcharge equal to the amount of the fine imposed for the violation, but not less than $25.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021.
new text end